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WIAW – The HOT Potata Edition

Hello Hot Potatas!

Man, is it every BLAZING outiside. Some of the days this past week have been right out misery. You know it’s hot when you walk outside and find yourself struggling for air and trying to breathe! We are finally starting to cool down a bit around here. We had a couple of storms pass through over the weekend and the sky looked ominous (I love that word) this morning (and by “this morning” I mean yesterday, because that’s when I typed this.)

I totally spaced out last week for WIAW… Oh well, that just means I have more to show you for this week! So let’s get this party started!

Before we begin, let me make a confession. The lovely lady at Peas and Crayons has suggested WIAW to also include Fitness as part of the theme for this month. Well, here at Hello Sweet Potato, there has been a significant lack of fitness lately, so that definitely has to change. Now that we’ve cleared that up, onward!

There have not been a ton of “creative” eats lately. Mr. SP and I have been relying entirely too much on eating out this past week and eating up random leftovers in the house. Remember when I mentioned I had a TON of food leftover from my little bro’s baby shower??

There was breakfast:

Momma’s Best Cereal, Almond Milk, and fresh strawberries from my brother’s shower. Of course, with a side of coffee in my favorite mug!

Whole wheat pancakes (from the box cuz I’m lazy that way) with pureed strawberry syrup. Unphotogenic, but SO delicious!

Lunch also consisted of ways to try and utilize the plentiful leftovers from the shower. First up was a turkey and ham sandwich with mini peppers and hummus on the side. I was psyched about the peppers last week when I found an entire bag on sale for .99 cents!

And there was leftover pizza which I veggified with banana peppers grown from the garden. The pizza was accompanied by fresh peas and zucchini from the garden.

I also had dinner with my Mama this past week and we ate at one of our favorite local restaraunts, Gondoliers. Gondoliers is mostly Italian, but they have a HUGE menu. I had the Greek Chicken salad (not pictured) and we split a piece of their Milkyway cake. Their cake servings are collosal. Needless to say, we split a serving, and then I split my half again and took part of it to Mr. SP.

On the 4th, we celebrated with a cookout at Mr. SP’s grandparents house. There was tons of food!

This guy also made an appearance to the party. I held out my hand close to him and to my dismay, he jumped right in it! Of course I jumped around like a silly girl afterwards! I’m not sure exactly what I expected when I put my hand out.

I made these cuties. Sadly, most of them melted by the time we got there and the strawberries had slid off the tops, but they were still pretty tasty! You can find the recipe here.

And there was lots of snacks during the week. I was super excited to find these on sale last week at the grocery.

I whipped up this combo one night after a tough workout.

1/2 sliced banana, 2 tbsp of PB2, sprinkle of cinnamon = absolute deliciousness.

There was also a quick trip to Starbucks after grocery shopping for a Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte.

As I sit here typing this (several hours later from earlier) another storm is brewing up outside. The one from this morning passed over us, but at least we have had a little rain. I am hoping for a bit more or I fear the garden is not going to make it!

Toodles for now!

Q’s for today:

What’s your fave drink from Starbucks?

I’m struggling to think of another question tonight, so how about you just tell me whatever random thought jumps into your head!



Welcome to my very first What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) post!

—-What WIAW isn’t about—-
Comparison – Judgement – Restriction – Guilt
—-What WIAW is about—-
Celebrating one of the glorious things we all have in common: We all eat!

If you have not heard of WIAW, then you must be completely new to the foodie blog community. Let me brief you. Every week, food bloggers join together to compile photographs of some of the snacks and meals they have eaten during the week. Of course, then all the blog readers can gawk and drool over the delicious (sometimes odd) food combinations. A big thanks and shout-out to Jenn over at Peas & Crayons for putting this together for everyone! If you want to find out more details about getting involved with WIAW you can go here.

Ever since this blog was just a neuron of a thought, I have wanted to participate in this weekly party, but I just have not been able to coordinate both taking the pictures of my food and uploading them to a computer in a timely manner. Over the last week, I have made a great effort to photograph a hodge podge of some of my eats for the week. Here are some things I have enjoyed over the last week.

I recently purchased a couple of asian pears at the supermarket, having never tried this fruit before. I ate one whole as a snack (not pictured) and chopped up the other one in my oatmeal for breakfast. Asian pears are basically a cross between a pear and an apple. The taste of this fruit was a bit bland. I thought they lacked flavor compared to both an apple and a pear. They did, however, make a splendid addition to my oatmeal. In the bowl: 1/2 cup of oatmeal, 1/4 unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 an asian pear, cinnamon and steevia sweetner to taste.

I also was able to create some beautiful salads with a mixture of veggies from both the supermarket and our garden.

Along with another delicious breakfast of poached eggs with veggies, half an orange, and a piece of whole wheat toast.

And I made these…

Peanut Butter Banana Stuffed French Toast. Mmmmm-MMMM! (Recipe coming soon.)

There was also some snacking in the form of apples, bananas, a Z Kid’s Cliff bar, Luna bars, and my new favorite combo, sliced bananas and fresh mango. Unfortunately, all of these were gobbled up too fast to photo. 🙂

I hope you have enjoyed my first WIAW post and you’re mouth is watering by now!

Q’s for today:

What was the best thing you ate in the last week?

Would you consider yourself a snacker or do you prefer to eat less and larger meals throughout the day?


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